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How to play music on Facebook Live

Background music can make your Facebook Live stream more dynamic and engaging. However, you have to be sure you have permission to play the music. Otherwise, you could run into legal and copyright issues.

There are two ways you can play music on Facebook Live without getting into copyright trouble:

  1. Choose music from a royalty-free library.
  2. Use Restream Studio’s background music feature.

You can also play music that you own the license to. You’ll have to prove to Facebook that you’re the license holder if you get a copyright violation.

Choose music from a royalty-free library

If you want to play music on your Facebook Live stream and not get slapped with a copyright violation, you have to play music that is either in the public domain, royalty-free or original. One option is the Facebook Sound Collection, which is a collection of songs and audio that Facebook owns and are therefore free to use.

Some other royalty-free music options are:

Some of the above platforms are free to use and others require a monthly subscription.

Play music with Restream Studio

Restream Studio is a browser-based live streaming solution that lets you multistream to Facebook and other social media channels simultaneously. You can connect your Facebook account to Restream and go live in a matter of minutes. Plus, Restream Studio has free, AI-generated background music that you can add to your Facebook stream.

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  1. Log in to your Restream account or create a new one.
  2. Connect your Facebook account to Restream if you haven’t already. While you’re at it, connect any other live streaming platforms you’d like to broadcast to as well.
  3. Select Stream with Studio to enter the Restream live streaming studio.
  4. Select the Music button on the right side of the screen.
  5. Choose a music genre from the list. When the music starts playing, you can control the volume, pause it or shuffle the tracks.
  6. Once your music is set up, you’re ready to go live on Facebook.